Kandara Member of Parliament Alice Wahome has come under sharp criticism after she struggled explaining the meaning of bottom-up economics during a recent live interview on Citizen TV.
Wahome; a close ally of DP William Ruto has been one of the key proponents of the bottom-up economics, and therefore many expected her to easily explain the concept she has been advocating for.
However, when she was tasked to give a simple explanation of bottom-up model, she appeared confused and gave an incomprehensive explanation.
Her struggle explaining the model elicited massive reactions online, making Alice Wahome one of the top trending subjects on Twitter Kenya.
Alice Wahome, MP, Kandara: Jubilee came on the basis of uniting the country, UDA is discussing with hustler movement which is the largest population of this country, comprising 80%. UDA has membership all over the country & is focusing on the bottom up economic model #DayBreak pic.twitter.com/cpU7j0y4bj
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) July 27, 2021
Among those who reacted to Wahome’s video is ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna who claimed that Wahome is not isolated, as many leading allied to Hustler Nation cannot explain the bottom-up economic model.
“Hon. Kimani Ichungwa is one of the few people in tangatanga you can call smart. Him, Aaron Cheruyiot, Murkomen certainly, Ndii, hell even Gachagua. All these top brains in tangatanga have been unable to explain this bottom up thing. Maybe their bottom brains shd give it a try,” he tweeted.
Embakas East MP Babu Owino also weighed in on the debate, terming Wahome an “academic dwarf”.
“This is the academic dwarf, academic orphan, academic lily wart in the intellectual parlance that Ruto thinks is more intelligent than me. Yenyewe a leader is known by those around him. If he walks with fools then he is a fool,” he tweeted.